Wine review: Hooray for Rose

Rosé makes a superb summer afternoon drink, and for me, is best enjoyed outdoors. Just because it’s pink doesn’t mean it’s for girls, nor does it mean it’s sweet.  Most Rosé you’ll find is dry, you might get some off-dry varietals from California (say made from Zinfandel grapes) and that’s not counting pink Moscato – which has a slight fizz.  I have a thing for … Continue reading Wine review: Hooray for Rose

Wine review: La Gitana – Hidalgo

If you didn’t know this already, Sherry is sexy.  London has a dozen bars (La Pepito, Jose’s and more), dedicated to the drink.  I was curious to see what the fuss was about, and was recommended to try La Gitana from Bodegas Hidalgo by my flatmate who just so happens to work at Highbury Vintners. La Gitana is a dry Manzanilla sherry from Hidalgo, one … Continue reading Wine review: La Gitana – Hidalgo

Txakoli is pronounced “Chakoli”

On a recent trip to Bilbao and Getxo in the Basque region of Spain  I had to taste one of their unique local wines – Txakoli.  For a start the name threw me, we don’t get taught how to pronounce ‘tx’ in English.  Secondly, selecting a bottle was also difficult, having never drunk it before it was hard to know what was good so I … Continue reading Txakoli is pronounced “Chakoli”

London International Wine Fair Destroyed.

You either love it or hate it, but either way if you’re involved in the wine world the London International Wine Fair (LIWF) is a compulsory event. Thousands of people attended the industry trade fair which showcases some of the world’s best new talent as well as some old favourites. It’s hosted in the Excel Centre which is a little way out of the city, … Continue reading London International Wine Fair Destroyed.

Review: Radcliffe’s Prosecco

Prosecco Spumante is a classic  Italian wine made from grapes grown predominantly in the northern Veneto region.   We were lucky to try Radcliffe’s Prosecco release they created to celebrate wine month in May. We tasted green, slightly unripe grapes, with hints of lemon and melon. Very pale in colour, with a tint of green.  This wine is on the sweeter side, and has very nice … Continue reading Review: Radcliffe’s Prosecco

Drinking like the Piemontese

I Tre Vescov Barbera d’Asti £7 from Waitrose Special report from Wineho on location! Whilst staying with friends in the misty hills in Piemonte, Italy, surrounded by vineyards, it would have been rude not to try some of the local wines. This region is famous for its Barbera and Nebbiolo grape varieties, with certain villages producing outstanding wines. Some of the village or town names … Continue reading Drinking like the Piemontese